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The Beneficial Means To A Happy Life 05

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Moutasem al-Hameedy

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Episode Notes

Shiekh Moutaseem discuss the book of Sheikh Abd Ar-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di in this series. Presented at the Abu Huraira Center.

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Hey there hamdulillah in Hama don't wanna stay in one I still want to hold up today even show ODM fusina I will see you at Marina de la llamada de la Houma you live for the ha de la

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isla de la la sharika wa shadow Anna Mohammed Abu hos soul, oh god

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we are still explaining the beautiful book by Sheikh Abdullah sadeem Allah have mercy upon him and wasallam Aveda Ilha to say that the beneficial means to happy or a tranquil life and

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the last

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means that he explained and talked about Zach along

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was

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an excel in victory lap so he says woman woman act very less babbling Sheila has surgery wautoma Nina T and excel Roman the karela for nl erotica, Tatiana jeavons inshallah has surgery vadoma Nina t he was a word he helped me he will help me Galatia Allah, Allah be decree la he taught my inner kulu valedictory la de la Mancha salida de La Villa hasta, Yeti volumio joho abdomens, awaba. So he's saying one of the biggest means and the most powerful means to achieving tranquility and comfort in the chest or in the heart

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is to increase in the remembrance of Allah subhana wa Tada. He says, this has a very powerful and magical, magnificent impact on the hearts on expanding one's chest, and yielding a sense of tranquility and peace. And it does remove and repel the sadness, worries and stress. When he quotes the verse from Allah, Allah He taught my inner lobe indeed, in the remembrance or in the vicar of Allah subhana wa tada the heart will find peace and tranquility.

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And this isn't so much Ebrahim.

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So he says, So remembering Allah has a tremendous impact on fine on arriving such a state of tranquility and peace. And also, there's another side of it, which is basically

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when we remember last Pantera we're doing this as an act of worship. So we are anticipating or we are expecting reward from our last panels. And this is another reason that adds more peace to the heart. Now, remembering the last panel to Allah, this is something that I think the majority of Muslims have not really tapped into. They have not really realized the impact of remembering the last panel, because most of us do it as lip service. Most of us do it as an exercise of the tongue. But

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probably the most profound state a human being can ever be in is remembering Allah.

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The most profound state of existence state of being a human being can ever be in is remembering Allah subhanaw taala and even the most important act of worship that we have in Islam, which is a Salah, which is the pillar of the deen, a Lost Planet. Allah says, What if they miss Aleta the decree and established the prayer for my remembrance. So the whole prayer was prescribed and was designed for us to be as a means to remember Allah subhanaw taala. So the main point behind Salah is remembering Allah subhanaw taala are establishing the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala in our lives.

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The reason that we don't really enjoy and reap the fruits of the victory Allah azzawajal is that we do this at a very superficial level, we do it only with our tongues, we don't experience the real feel of what it means to remember a loss mentality or to engage in the or to engage in the

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mentioning some examples. Actually, the cruzer has always been an integral part of the Prophet Mohammed Saul, sometimes life daily routine. All the Muslims like talking about the companions of the Prophet of Islam, the Sahaba Ditalion. In later generations, the great scholars throughout the ages, remembering a lot or Vicar was always an integral part of their daily activities. It was such an integral part and I will mention some things one example from Tamia Evans, me you had an hour every day

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in the morning, where he would sit by himself and immerse himself in a state of remembrance, immerse himself in a state of remembrance, and he would not talk to anyone during that time and he would not allow anyone to interrupt it for him.

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Can you keep the door open?

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Yeah, keep it open

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and he

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You will not allow anyone to interrupt that hour for him or that that state for him. And he used to say how the he heard what he This is my breakfast.

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That's my breakfast

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in LA

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by only if I don't get it, my whole day is wasted.

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Basically explains in other places within his some of his fatawa he says if I don't get that time of seclusion, that time where I am only by myself connected to Allah subhana wa Adana,

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I will waste the rest of my day, my day I will be completely I will,

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I will experience while I will suffer from lack of focus, and I will not be able to put my effort where I need and basically the whole day will go to waste.

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So, where does this impact come from? Is it just like as we do somehow in La hamdu, lillah, Allahu Akbar, just like this, most of us just, you know, going through the motions, Subhan Allah Subhan, Allah Subhana, Allah Subhana Allah as well. But these words are so profound, and they are meant for the heart in the first place. The tongue is just a guide. The tongue is just a guide and a vehicle and a vehicle. So real Vicar is for the heart. And his wife. Remember, Liam says in his book,

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he talks about the Quran, he says,

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the vicar real Vicar is the heart is in the heart. It's not the tongue. But he says, we have to do it through the tongue, because we are human beings, the tongue is mainly the vehicle. And they can do it through which we put the heart in that state of remembrance and connection to a loss of penalty. So what does it mean to remember a lot, it basically means to take a break from this world, take a break from the immediate reality, because we are attending to immediate reality, physical reality 24 seven. And what happens, and this is something we have to understand about humans, we are captives to our perception. We are captives to our perception. And I believe we mentioned some of

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this previously, what we see is not necessarily the reality, the true reality is just a segment of it. And not only that, it's even a distorted segment of reality. So putting your full attention, with the immediate reality with your circumstances, or the circumstances of other people, what we call the physical world will actually

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work against you. And it will not lead you to the true to the truth. Why. And oftentimes, we say, let's get real. Yeah, let's get realistic about what's there. Stop daydreaming stop, you know,

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hallucinating, let's talk about what's there about these solid facts. Well, that's important, absolutely important. But we attending to these most of our time. And what happens, you will become obsessed with them. And we have an exaggerated, or an inaccurate vision of reality. That's the problem. So when you remember a lot of what you're doing, you're taking a break. So you're detaching from that immediate reality. And you are tapping or you are connecting to a greater reality. And that's the world of the unseen, the world of the unseen. Because,

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and let me give an example.

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You see someone, one of your friends, he's usually very nice person, you see that person, you give him some time today. He says, Just leave me alone.

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And he's upset. You try to help him out. He speaks to you in an angry, upset kind of mood. And this happens, by the way, mainly between spouses, husband and wife.

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Straight away, we take offense. And we call maybe if this is like, if this extends over a few days, we say he's not even a good friend.

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Why? Because we are captive to the immediate reality how he's treating us now at the moment. But intelligent people, reasonable people, what they usually do, they analyze, they say, Now, that's what I see is his negative behavior.

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But maybe he's going through something through some through some set of circumstances, right? Maybe he's experiencing some difficulty in his private life in his personal life, maybe in work or something else that I don't know about, and that has exhausted his willpower. And he's completely overwhelmed. And this is why he's unable to be nice, as simple as that. So let me see beyond that. Who's reasonable this person who takes offense or the person who gives the his friend the benefit of the doubt? It's obviously the second one. Why? Because you're tending to something that is beyond the immediate reality. You can see the full context. And that's exactly what we're talking about.

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The immediate reality is only part of what's there.

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The real and the full context is basically, this reality comes from Allah.

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It comes from Allah. So when you are connected to Allah and you are aware of Allah subhanaw taala, you are in a very good position to, to interpret reality in a better way.

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you position yourself in an ideal situation where you can expand your perspective and see, you know, or understand at a deeper level what is happening now. And this is why the believers when things, you know, become bleak and hard for for them in their life, things get a bit complicated.

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This is why they still trust in Allah,

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they still trust in Allah, although things tend to turn against them. And when you read the literature of success, specifically, like biographies of very successful people, you will see that they've been through a lot. They've been through a lot in their life, they've been through some hard times, some of the rich people like crazy rich people, at some stage in their life that were extremely poor, and deprived. And there were people like who complete failure in whatever they did. But now they are great success in the field. If you when you read their biographies, you see a recurring pattern that these people during the low times during the hard times, they maintain the

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belief that something else is going to happen. And things will just get better. And where do they get their belief? It's just trust. It's that trust. And by the way, you might say these are, you know, non Muslims, how do they get this? How do they get this? And I had this question for a few years until I read a few years back, a statement from it, even taymiyah. And then it was also quoted by his student.

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Basically, when he talks about the types of people with regards to believe, and to what he says, people are four types, there are people who have belief and love for Allah. And they rely on him.

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Yeah, can I would he I can stay. He says these are the most perfect among humans. And he says there are people who worship a lot love him. And they are devout to him, but they don't perform to work properly, they don't trust an ally. So these people are very hard working. And they only believe in cause and effect, period. That's all they believe in. So they don't really trust so much in a law, but they're so focused on the dynamics, physical dynamics of the world.

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And this is the third type of and he says these people will still if they maintain their belief in Allah, to still enter into paradise, but they have missed out on a great aspect of worship. And that's trust in Allah, and torquil, or reliance on lost panels on the third type of people. He said, these are people and these are the worst. They don't believe in a lot. They don't love Allah. And they don't rely on Allah. They just don't believe in Allah, they don't care.

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So for them, they're immersed in the physical world. They everything for them is one plus one equals two, okay, the cause and effect equation. But he says there are people who don't love a lot, don't believe it, like don't have faith in him. But they depend on some force.

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They depend on some force that controls the universe, and that helps them. So these people don't have a man but they have to work.

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That's interesting, right? People don't believe in Allah. And actually, I was surprised to see some non Muslims. They don't really believe allies there. Or they have some kind of strange beliefs about a law and about

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the creation of Allah subhanaw taala. But these people they do trust.

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They say there is a force, there is a power in this universe, that if you trust in it, and if you believe in it, that it will help you, it will end up helping you. And that's very common. By the way, this is very common. So even taymiyah talked about this. And he solved the problem that I was like, how can someone you know, trust something, but they don't believe in Allah. But it's there.

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So

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sorry, remembering Allah subhanaw taala helps us transcend the immediate reality and see where it's coming from. See where it's coming from. So when we fall in hardship, we know that's not the end of the world. We know this is not the whole story of our lives. This is just

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one stage within our lives. We know that everything's with the last panel. And if it's happening, it's hard for me, I know where it's coming from. It's coming from a lot, he's merciful. He's wise, he's knowledgeable, and he takes care of his creation. So he must have there must be wisdom. There must be a reason why Allah is allowing this to happen. If something good happens to me, I want to say like our own, you know, from from Venezuela.

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When Allah gave him so much wealth, he said in number 82 what

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In Hindi, I was given it because of my own merit and my own knowledge and my own skill. That's my wealth. The wealth that I have was my own work. No one has any favor upon me. Allah hasn't given me a favor. That's my hard work. That's it.

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But the believer knows that when Allah gives you something good, you know, it's a gift from Allah. So you also see where it's coming from. So your sight and your heart are not only limited to the physical world, but you see what's beyond it. And that's the most powerful tool to help you achieve this more people. A lot of people say how can I achieve to what could what could by the way is not a state of mind

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is not

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is not a state of mind. It's a state of heart is that you believe, and you trust, when everything is sending you the opposite message.

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You know, things will work out and things will be good, because you put your trust in Allah, although everything you see, and everything you hear, is giving you the message that everything is just falling apart. That's what trust is. And that's why it hasn't been elegantly.

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He said. He said, I thought could

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and akuna

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Lima afiya de la, I will talk mafia dick. That's a profound statement. And the cornetti mafia de la mafia, Dick, he says that you trust what's in the hands of Allah. That means that hasn't come to you yet more than you trust what you already possessed in your hands.

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Make sense? Do you get the point? He says that you trust what Allah will give you which he hasn't given you yet. More than and you have no doubt you have no fear about it, you trusted your social is going to happen a lot we'll give it to you and allow will take care of you more than you possess the money that you have in your account or in your in your hands.

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You're more sure of that which has not come yet more than you're sure. And

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of the money that you already have. They already possess. And you can see him physically.

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So trust and tawakkol is a state of heart. It's not a state of mind. Because the mind only works with what the senses give it. What the senses give it.

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So we only what you see when you don't see it. When you don't hear it. You can't touch it. It's not there yet. You don't believe in it. You don't trust it. But the heart transcends that. So it knows it knows that a loss potential will not let you down.

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And if believers collectively reach a high level of this, they become unbeatable. They become invincible, unstoppable.

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And that's exactly what happened in the Battle of battle.

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And the Battle of better Muslims throughout the time that for them was the case. That's for them was the case. And this extends from the Odyssey Hadith, the which is the divine Hadith where last Pantera says it's reported by Buhari

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last pantalla says and in Gabon, you have db philleo, NAB DB Masha, the second part is in Muslim and

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I am to my servant as he thinks of me. What do you think? What does your heart feel about Allah? That's how Allah will treat you. So you trust you trust Allah will take care of you. Allow will make things work out for you. Allah will not let you down.

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It will happen. It will happen but the difficulty is in getting in getting into that state of heart.

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And how can you get there with Vicar?

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When you make Vicar not only with your tongue, but with your heart,

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with your heart, and the sweetest act of worship, the sweetest act of worship is remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. But when you do it with your tongue, it becomes a tedious task. It's just, you know, doing something that's meaningless, was the blessings upon lies upon lies upon lies. It was like a burden mark, I need to keep saying this.

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But

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when,

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when it's a complete, holistic state that's coming from your heart, and it's in engaging your mind and your thoughts. And your tongue is expressing it.

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You can't even stop it. You don't want to stop it. You don't even want to talk to people because you're talking to Allah.

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So you're having what we call a Mariya. You are feeling your connection to Allah that Allah is with you.

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That Allah is with you. You feel the companionship of Allah with you. You feel it, so you don't want to substitute that with anything else.

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Why do you want to be with people or in the company of people when you are in the company of Allah

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and that's what Sophia

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said.

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Well let him know.

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Like Monroeville calavera How about a coleauxv? Hello Can illusion he famously had, like a phone. He says some sometimes I go through moments that I say if the people in Paradise, that's the beauty they get in paradise. That's good enough. That's good enough the sweetness, the beauty, the tranquility and the peace, which moments these are remembering Allah subhanaw taala

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remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why also one of the Tabby Han says Misaki en el adonia. How'd you mean her mother?

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Mary for too long, when they go home, we'll also be shocked.

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He says, pathetic and poor. Other people have this dunya they've come into this world and they left it, they departed that means they lived the whole course of their life.

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Without or having missed the one through the whole years of their life, the whole lifespan, having missed the sweetest thing, the sweetest experience in this life and on this earth. And this is knowing Allah, remembering him mentioning his name, feeling his companionship, and longing to his meeting, looking forward to his meeting. That's the sweetest. Where does this come? Why am I elaborating in such a way? Because that's what the code gives you. If you do it well. If you do it we'll

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see when you seeing some panel a lot, this should take you into a completely different world a completely different world. So the vicar remember is not only for the tongue, it's not on even the scholars have disputed as a huge, by the way, dispute has been going on for more than 1000 years, that if someone recites called on or makes liquor license Subhanallah hamdulillah. But they don't focus. They don't even focus in it. They they're not experiencing experiencing it fully. Are they getting reward or not?

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Are they getting reward or not? That's a huge debate among the scholars. And I personally side with the fact that if someone is just saying it, don't get anything, you don't get anything because that's for the heart.

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And it's not even the vicar some of the scholars have disputed even your Salah if you're not experiencing it, if you're not fully focused and experiencing that beauty, that sweetness of Salah

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it might not be you need to it might not be accepted. And some scholars like Emmanuel hazari he even says that it's not even accepted you have to repeat it.

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Because Allah says what optimise Allah tala decree, establish the prayer for my remembrance, so that you remember me, what remembers Allah, your heart, your heart arrazola. So this can only happen when you engage in victory in a full state. I find it really like disturbing to see, like some of the Buddhists, or the Hindus, or some of these new age,

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spiritual people who, which has become a trend. They go, they get into meditation, yoga, and they repeat mantras, etc. And they get into a state of focus when we Muslims have better tools. We have better tools like the prayer and the remembrance of Allah, and we're not even experiencing it.

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The other day, someone told me, someone from my country who studies medicine in the US.

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And he goes to one of these top universities. I can't remember is it either Harvard or MIT, one of these Ivy League universities. And he finished his course and he came first. So he received an award. And the award was a course

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a treatment and a course in India, that takes that costs around 100,000 US dollars

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for four days,

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and top people, CEOs of companies, rich people, they actually join that, that trip or that course. So he said we went there. And he said like it blew my mind.

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It blew my mind because we went into some rural area in India, and there was these like Hindu priests or hermits. And

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simply, they just gave us a daily routine, and they supervised it. And the daily routine was to sit in a cave in a cave

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and try to hold your breath for as long as you can. And then once you can't hold it anymore. You take deep breath for about a minute, and so on and so forth. And when do you start three o'clock in the morning 3am

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and then you take a break for one hour where you sit in nature, either by the ocean

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Or by a river or in the woods. And you just do what they call meditation, which is basically trying to silence your thoughts. Just don't think of anything.

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Don't think of anything slow down your mind. So they do they do this three times every day. And he said for four days, and that's what we do.

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And he says, like the feedback I get from these people, they say, thank you so much for such a beautiful experience. It says Allah,

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what have you guys know about what we Muslims what we are meant to do, we are meant to wake up and make the MLA, we were meant to wake up and make salads and veggies. And then remember Allah subhana wa, tada do that, of course, cassava will massage the numbers of the morning in the evening. But we go through the motions, we don't realize, we don't realize how profound these are, as an experience.

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We don't realize how powerful these are actually, they are the life changing experiences. You know why? Because it taps into your heart taps into something, you know, it awakens your photon, awakens your photo, and puts you in control put you on top of your life. So your mind your brain doesn't spin like like crazy, trying to chase everything in this life, the demands of life, and the expectations and so on and so forth. No,

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you know, there is time to, you know, attend to whatever you need to attend to. But you know, there's a bigger purpose behind life. And you know, when it gives you that common that peace, the common peace doesn't come from your mind. It can never come from your mind because your mind is just designed as a thinking machine is designed to help you survive in this world and make a life here.

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The peace and tranquility come from the heart. The Love comes from the heart. It comes from it's your soul. It's your soul.

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So this piece is the nature of the soul is the nature of the soul. So what helps you tap into this a lot of people say how can I become like more spiritual? How can I find the sweetness of Salah How can I find this sweetness? How can I connect to Allah? How can I overcome my problems? I can't stop thinking I'm you know, I'm experiencing stress and anxiety and fear and worry and all of these and all of this is driving me crazy. What can I do? All you can do is tap into your soul that knows Allah.

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Remember our last panel Jana, when you remember Allah, your tongue is reminding your soul. And there are three levels that you ascend through. First dico will start as a tank, practice. If you pay attention to it, and try to contemplate the words, and not think of anything else, because when you think you're stressing about things, so not think only remember the words of Allah and see where they take you.

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Say, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah was the greatest or was the greatest, feel it, feel the words, say it as if you mean it. Slowly, slowly, that's that's the, that's the beginning is when you say, and you try to focus, but it's not having that impact. But if you keep trying, over and over again, you move on to the second level. The second level, is when you say with your tongue, your mind reflects on it, and your heart feels it.

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And that's a beautiful state to be in. So the more and more and more you do it, you will be surprised that you will move on to the higher level. And the higher level is remembrance will be in your heart.

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And your heart will remind your tongue. So your tongue becomes a tool to express what's in your heart. So you started first, from external from your mouth, into the inside from outside in.

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And then you reach a level where it's a balance between outside and inside. And then you come to a place where the whole president process becomes inside out. It comes from your heart, and you find your tongue to move in with the remembrance of Allah. Why? Because it wants to express the beauty that you feel in your heart.

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And that's when remembers remembrance or record starts to change your life. And that's why now she comes off many studies saying one of the greatest means to happy and tranquil life is because you see why?

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See what

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because liquor is not only just the tongue murmuring certain words or repeating certain words

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it's a holistic experience a profound experience.

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And if you miss out on it,

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I said this is the sweetest act of worship. And this is why the profits on sanlam one of the competitors came to me and said yeah, Rasul Allah, international, Islamic capital or LA, or messenger of Allah, you know, the rituals and the demands and the things to learn and remember and do within Islam have become so much since then he was probably an old person or he didn't have such a strong memory. He became overwhelmed. So, so he said, Will he be amarin? FMS saccucci German so tell me of something

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That is central and very basic and and pivotal that when I hold on to it, that's enough for me. The Prophet saws on and says lie as Elisa Nakata been in the trailer. Let you tongue remain or be moist with the remembrance of Allah. Now the prophets of Salaam obviously is not talking only about the tank, because when we say remembrance of Allah, the prophet Salim is talking about the whole experience the whole experience so that's why remembering the last Montana is actually a means to an tranquil, tranquil and happy life. Another reason he shares here he says we can only cut the head due to be near me Let her Bharati will about in the in the manifest to hell. What the heck do I get

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for who? Allahu Allah. We have full Abdallah shoukry Allahu Allah, Marathi Hector O'Connell, Abu Bakr and Omar Alden

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Bella, for inna who either Bella benoni me la de la la sala de la sub babina, masaba hoomin, macro, lemmya, Canadian macro v. Illinois, Minnesota, he says

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another reason or another means to happy life is to

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acknowledge and talk about the blessings of Allah,

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the ones that are so apparent and the ones that are hidden and taken for granted and taken for granted. He says, acknowledging them, and talking about them

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is a means through which Allah repels worry, sadness and anxiety. And it also gets you to the state of sugar and thankfulness, gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because the reason most of us are not doing thankfulness or not engaged in thankfulness is because we are not even acknowledging we're not even thinking about how many blessings are lost when that has given us we're so busy thinking about the negative things in our lives, the things that went wrong, although there might be small number, this is what he's talking about. So he says, and this

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pushes the person into the level of sugar or the state of shock, which is one of the highest levels and ranks in religion. And he says even if the person is in a state of poverty and lack of illness, or any other trial and hardship, if the person compares the blessings of Allah on one side, that are countless, to the number of pains and hardships and and elements the person is going through, there will be no comparison.

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There's no ratio, because the blessings are far, far more greater than the hardships and the trials that we are going through.

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So once we realize this,

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you know, this kind of mistake or error in perception, because mostly we are we're leaning to focus on what's going wrong, mainly on what is causing us some hardship and some discomfort. So we don't, so we exaggerate it with our minds blow it out of proportion, and we give it so much weight. And the problem is our mind can create our reality. If the mind tells you if the mind focuses on something, and focus or attention is a very limited resource. So when your mind focuses on something, and that's what it focuses on, it seems like this is your whole reality.

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It neglects the rest of the things that you're not focusing on. This is why it's important to train your focus, train your focus always focus on what Allah has given you the blessings of Allah, Allah, Allah is one that has favored you with then he says Bill mcru well Messiah is a teller teller law will be held up definitely how a leaf does somebody worry about what the slim hand at what ought to have offered to her? What can a middle Abdullah actually have with our we have what abou de la he will Korea maybe we'll leave it to somebody what Rila Yeah, that will share more water haleiwa veterancy Halawa to actually have Marotta somebody here, this is beautiful, he says even hardships

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and trials, when the last one tries his servant with these hardships, if the person holds on to patience, and treats or faces these conditions, with patience, contentment, acceptance of what Allah has caused to happen,

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and letting go at the same hand at what you will be surprised that these hardships would be lessened their impact would be greatly lessened and would be watered down will have furthermore let one become you know its weights will almost you know be taken away. What can at the edge of the house and the person this person would hope for reward from Allah subhanaw taala Award for his patience, reward for being patient and being content with whatever the last ones are that brings into his life

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and he says this is a great act of worship.

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He says, The fruit of this, that it will turn the bitterness of the trial into the sweetness of patience. So instead of bitterness, you will experience sweetness. And this sweetness will be so strong that will cause you to forget about the bitterness of your experience.

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And again, this could only happen to someone to a heart that is connected to a law that is able to transcend the immediate reality. But if you keep yourself captive to the immediate reality, that's your choice, but you will suffer. You can't transcend it. You can't transcend it.

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When he shows the technique that follows from this means and he says woman and fascia if you have a mobile istrouma Luma Oscar de la Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam Phil had at a football on rural Illinois and who was filming calm weather tomorrow 11 who felt confident no as well as the owner Mata la la.

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reported by Buhari by almost by Muslim and others, he guides us to advice from the prophet SAW Selim to help us do this. Were the messengers of Islam says look at the people or focus on the people that are lower than you in matters of dunya people who have less than you have

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what at some level 11 was overcome don't focus or don't look at people who are in a better state than you. Then he explains for him now he says don't get Matala headaches, he says this is more likely or this will help you you know not to look down upon the blessings of Allah upon you. Because when whatever was giving you when you see someone who's enjoying more, you will take what you have for granted and it will become meaningless. You won't appreciate it. You want to and the only time we appreciate it is when it's taken away. And it's taken away then oh we miss it. We realize how much we have been blessed. Oh we were blessed. This is for in the lab the Ivana Sabina aney he had

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animal heaven jelly. We have Foo Foo up and Kathy elemental healthy feel happy at whatever Iberia we're for this day with our baby. Mama Bella has been Han Fei azuro Kala who

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was there to sorrow who was developed with Amelia he Latif aka Viola Who, me men who are doing a movie. So he says, the person when the person focuses on implementing the advice of the Prophet salallahu it he was sending them he would realize, or she would realize that they are actually far better than others far better than others in terms of health, and in terms of provision in terms of the financial state, regardless of how painful or how miserable his or her state is. He says this will lead to removing the worry the stress and the sadness, and this will increase the happiness and peace and tranquility and appreciation of Allah's blessings upon that person. Then he says what

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could come up Ah, that's immoral activity. I'm in la hora de Waal Ballina, Dini de

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Momo, Momo Luigi will follow house rule, he says and the more the person contemplates these blessings of Allah whether they are apparent and clear or they are hidden and taken for granted, whether they pertain to this dunya and to this life or they pertain even to matters of the deen because being blessed with faith and Eman and knowledge about Allah is such a huge blessing. So it says the person would realize that Allah subhanaw taala has favored him and has given him so much. And the law has taken away or has pushed away from him so many harms and pains and discomfort, and no doubt, this repels anxiety and pain and brings about happiness and tranquility.

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Then he shares another means before I move on, does anyone have any questions about something we said? If not, I'll move on. If you have questions, we'll try to deal with them. Yeah.

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hard parts? Yes.

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The

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hardest.

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This is an old debate is the physical heart is the physical heart, the real heart that we talk about in religious matters. And is it the same heart that we talk about when it comes to love?

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Now we have to admit first the heart is a mystery, even in science, even science until today, the heart is a mystery because

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I believe in neuroscience.

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They say that the the heart, each cell in the heart has its own brain. And

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the heart has some intelligence. But still in neuroscience and neurology, they still trying to study this. But there's not so much advancement advancement has mainly been in neuroscience, when it comes to the Brain, Brain Cells, and the chemistry of the brain and the state of the brain, and which parts of the brain are responsible for what and so on and so forth. But there's very something strange about the heart, that still has not been investigated fully yet, there is so much to learn about

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cases of the there has been a few studies about heart transplant cases.

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And some of them are actually mind blowing, the person essentially would still be the same when they receive another heart. But

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some things I will get you to say something shallow. But the there are strange things that happen, there are strange things that happen to the person who takes the heart of another one of another one. So some memory is stored there, some personal characteristics are stored there seem to be stored there. And just some of the examples that I remember, there was a child that received a heart transplant

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because of they have a child that died in an accident.

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Now, usually, the two families of both kids, they do not know each other. That's these are the rules in the medical world, because they don't want issues to happen. Oh, that child has got the heart of our own child, you know, they, especially these things are not so widespread, still, like heart transplants is not so widespread. So they very careful, they're monitoring, you know, what happens socially, emotionally, etc, they want to see what see what happens, I want to know what happens.

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So one case that I read about is that accidentally, probably although there's no accidents in this world, there's no accident in this world, everything happens for a reason. And it's been pre planned. They go to the same church, both families,

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and they don't know each other. So the father of the child who received the heart says, When like, we went to the church,

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and our son who was like probably four or five years old, or six years old, as we walk into the church, he sees a man and a woman, he runs to them, and he hugs them and gives them so many, like kisses, kissing them and hugging them. And he spent, like that service with them. And we're surprised we've never seen these people, they're strangers.

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And they seem to love my son so much. So we got to know the families, then we found out these are the parents of a child whose heart who died in the accident, and he's the donor of the heart.

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So that's surprising. And there has also been

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incidents of sexual orientation.

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So when someone received the heart of

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someone who had a different

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sexual orientation, it actually affected their own sexual behavior.

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But these studies are still in the early stages, there's no not much evidence etc. You said you had something to share?

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Really?

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Yes.

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So the guy that he

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was

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the guy that he was given,

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he was the guy that he got

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Subhan Allah

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and it's, it's proven physically, that it's

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not even Arab.

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So pound Allah.

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Unless, somehow I saw the heart that someone received or took from a donor who passed away the donor was a Muslim, so that the one who received the heart was a non Muslim.

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So he found himself saying statements that usually Muslims say Subhan Allah stuff a lot things like that. That's surprising So anyway, the debate let's take it Olden history Muslim scholars have had to debate is the heart the physical heart or is the hardest to pump

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Hmm.

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Now that's it's not as easy as that because

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these colors are agreed, like Zadie mentioned, heirloom bean and that's something that even Tamia confirmed.

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He says the heart is not necessarily a physical thing that we talk about in Islam is not necessarily a physical thing. It has to do with the soul. But it's absolutely connected to the physical heart. But it doesn't have to be the same, doesn't have to. So it's connected, strongly connected. And it has a lot to do with the soul has a lot to do with the soul. Some scholars say, you know, the heart that we talk about in religious,

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within a religious like meaning has nothing to do with the physical heart. But that's actually not the case. At least I take this opinion, there is a strong connection, there is a strong connection.

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So, basically, we have to see the connection between these things, the heart, the soul, and the sutra. These things are connected and sometimes they are used interchangeably. So one is used to refer to the other

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heart, soul and fidra, heart, soul and federa. And also sometimes and nefs is used for that. But enough's could be sometimes separate, separate, because it's sometimes used for something else.

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So is the heart the same?

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We don't know exactly. But we know for sure it's connected. We know for sure it's connected the heart, the reading that like the heart we talk about in a religious sense, is absolutely connected to the physical heart, because even the prophets and Sanam says in the Hadith, and now we're in efilive Jessa de MOBA. Prasanna says there is a morsel of flesh in the body that when its sound that intact, the whole body's sound an intact the processor is not talking about health here is talking about deeds. So absolutely, there is a strong connection between the heart and urges sense and the physical heart there is, what is exactly this connection, this is a mystery. This is a mystery.

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So there is a been Samia believes.

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And this is a profound, by the way, that's a profound realization happening 700 years ago, he believes

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the heart has the belief, and the faith and the emotions. And he believes the brain translates this into worldly terms.

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So in to put it in modern language, he says the brain is the secretary of the heart.

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And he says they are strongly connected. They're strongly connected. And now the most advances in neuroscience are actually pointing towards something like this. They are pointing towards something something like this. This is why, like, they even approve of some scientific articles in scientific journals are actually using things got intelligence.

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You know, we say I know in my gut,

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I feel it in my gut, that actually science now is actually leaning towards this, there is some truth in this. There is some truth in this. And that love in all cultures, is in the heart. Now neuroscience is saying no, it's all chemistry in the brain. But a lot of neurologists are actually questioning this. That's only one aspect of the experience of love. There is absolutely some activity happening in the brain. But what about, but there's some, some something else as well, something else

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that is happening. So it's not only the chemistry of the brain, there are other things that are happening in the heart and in the gut as well.

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So we don't know exactly, it's a mystery. It's a mystery, but still like it doesn't necessarily have practical consequences for us.

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So keep in mind, the heart, the soul and the federal are very strongly connected. These things are very strongly connected.

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So and does the heart and the soul. Do they have a connection to the physical heart? Yes, they do have a connection to the heart. But this the the, what exactly this connection is, is a mystery. We don't know because a lot because this is now we're bordering on the world of the soul. And the last month Allah says waste, Alona kangaroo, polar Roman and Robbie wanna ot terminally ill mila kalila they asked you about the row by the soul by the Spirit. Tell them that's one of the matters that Allah is kept for himself. That knowledge Allah kept it for himself. And you have only been given very little of knowledge. Okay. Any more questions?

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or questions? Yes.

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Yeah.

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Okay.

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We have to differentiate first if it's remembrance, like after Salah

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Subhanallah 33 times hamdulillah 33 times a lower by 33 times. Now you say it in Arabic, but it's simple. You know the meaning of meanings of these words. If you If not, you can

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learn them in five minutes, you can learn them.

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But if it's random liquor, you want to just make random Vicar you can make it in your own language. But I would still recommend doing it in Arabic, I would still recommend doing it in Arabic.

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Because, by the way, the reason I chose the Arabic language for the Quran was not also random. Some people say all because it will be preserved will Yes, it will be preserved. And one of the strongest reasons that was preserved that the Quran was revealed in it.

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So the Quran probably is the reason why the Arabic language was preserved in the first place, not the other way around. So what it allows you is the Arabic language, there's something special about the Arabic language, and there are narrations indicating that even the language of the people in Paradise is the Arabic language.

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So the Arabic language has a connection to the heart. It has something special about about the soul has so it penetrates. And that's what Allah chose it to be in our way is what Allah still chose the Salah to be still in Arabic.

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Definitely you will get some reward because you're remembering Allah subhanaw taala definitely, you will get some reward. Absolutely.

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Yeah. But what I would recommend is that you get used even people who never like had no exposure to Arabic to welcome to Islam later on, and they learned these car, they still get a full experience of what it means to do the Quran Arabic. So it's just a matter of getting your mind used to it, the heart will recognize it.

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The heart will recognize it. Yeah.

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Because the meanings in other languages are just interpretation translation. But these words of Subhanallah Hamdulillah, they came in the Quran. And Sunnah came from a divine link, they came to you they arrive to you. So this is why it's definitely recommended doing Arabic and you need just to get used to that. And the meaning is not in the exact not necessarily the wording or the letters. These are just, they remind your heart of something. So this is spiritual reality that these words are reminding you of. So the language is not really that important. But Arabic absolutely comes first and has more. It's more recommended. Absolutely. When it comes to random the color I'm talking

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about random Vicar, but the prescribed Vicar we have to do to allow certain places or even the morning and evening all these different no you do them as they came from the prophet SAW Salah. But once you get over the issue of language and language barrier, the Arabic is much better. And what is more important is the meaning that's in the heart.

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The meaning that's in the heart. So if you transcend the language barrier, that's better.

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So do it in Arabic, that would be my recommendation. But I would say if you do it in any other language and you feel it in your heart, if it's random the care Absolutely. You must be getting some reward from it.

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More questions?

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No questions. Anyway, so it's time for Satya shot. Giacomo halen for your attendance and your attention. Also Lahore cinema this evening.